Sóller attracts visitors from all over the world. The picturesque town in the heart of the Tramuntana got yet another attraction this summer. Umbrellas are hovering above Plaza de la Constitución. Forming a translucent roof for the central place. Not only do the floating parasols provide a pleasant shade on hot days. The colorful installation by Víctor Balaguer has long become a popular photo op.
Bright yellow, orange and green remind me of lemons and oranges. And that’s for a reason. They are cultivated particularly in this sheltered area on Mallorca. The valley of Sóller has always been famous for its oranges. In the 19th century they were primarily exported to the European mainland. There was even a direct shipping link from Port de Sóller to Marseille. Today, Fet a Sóller delivers to several countries, directly to your home.
Sóller is not the first city with floating umbrellas. But Víctor Balaguer’s recent work draws attention to the hiking capital of the Tramuntana far beyond Mallorca. With a lightness and ease that matter even more this year. So why don’t you take a selfie under the floating parasols and share it with your loved ones?